Rune Hat by Meilindis

Rune Hat

September 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
151 - 183 yards (138 - 167 m)
One size
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Row 8 of the last rune of chart B (utmost left) is not correct in the chart. The part between the blue lines should be (left to right, as seen in the chart!)
k-tbl, k2, ssk, yo, k-yo-k, yo, k3, k-tbl


This hat was originally designed for the Harry Potter Knitting/Crochet House Cup. It’s a combination of 14 runes from the Elder Futhark, translated into a lace pattern. The old runes may be letters, but they are also symbols for things like creativity, prosperity, luck, and more. I incorporated these positive runes into the hat.

I decided to use the following runes in the hat: fehu, ansuz, kenaz, wunjo, jera, eihwaz, algiz, sowilo, tiwaz, berkano, ehwaz, laguz, dagaz and mannaz. I transcribed them into lace patterns, and incorporated those into the overall hat pattern.

Skills needed:

Basic lace knitting (slipping stitches, yo’s, increasing and decreasing). Suitable for an adventurous beginning lace knitter.